Tell Me, John, Let Me Hear it Once by Seumas Gallacher

…my dear friend, sweet lady, Sarah Vernon has carried my Remembrance Poem on her blog today ..

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At the Going Down of the SunAt the Going Down of the Sun © Sarah Vernon

Tell Me, John, Let Me Hear it Once

by Seumas Gallacher

Tell me, John, let me hear it once

From beyond the grave wherein you lie.

Tell me once, that I may know

Why the Hell did you have to die?

Now that I myself am growing old

As you were not allowed to do,

When your country went to War,

Killing them, and us, and you.

Is Humanity so bereft

Of sense and sensibility?

That murder dressed as War

Is the tip of Man’s ability?

Yes, my dear, I understand

There’s times to right the wrong

When Nation pits at Nation

To prove which one is strong.

But feel each mother’s loss

The angst, the grief, the pain

It’s no use telling them,

‘Let them not have died in vain’.

For every priceless child that’s gone,

Every precious son…

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13 responses to “Tell Me, John, Let Me Hear it Once by Seumas Gallacher

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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  2. Blessings, Seumas, and for all the fallen in all the wars since time began.

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  3. Kevin ODriscoll

    Are you still in Bahrain?

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Fanruddytastic, Lord G. John, the Hat Man

    Like

  5. Amen to all you beautifully say in the poem!

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